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Uncle Samnoun [S not after the]

uk   /ˌʌŋ.kəl ˈsæm/ us   /ˌʌŋ.kəl ˈsæm/ informal
the US, or its government, sometimes represented by an image of a tall, thin man with a white beard and a tall hat
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Uncle Samnoun [U]

us   /ˈʌŋ·kəl ˈsæm/
the US, or a symbol for the US or its government that is pictured as a tall, thin man with a white beard (= hair on the face) and a tall hat wearing clothes colored like the American flag
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